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New Labor Laws Outlined by BACP

Posted on May 20, 2020

The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) and the Office of Labor Standards outlined a series of rules that will guide the implementation of the Chicago Fair Workweek, Minimum Wage Increase and Paid Sick Leave Ordinances which will go into effect on July 1, 2020. To outline how your business should comply with these new rule, they will host webinars every Tuesday and Thursday and office hours every Friday at 2:00pm. Click here for more information.

Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance

Who is covered by the Fair Workweek Ordinance?

  • Employers primarily engaged in a covered industry including:
    • Building Services
    • Healthcare
    • Hotel
    • Manufacturing
    • Restaurant
    • Retail
    • Warehouse Services
  • Employ 100 or more employees (250 for not for profits) with at least 50 employees who are covered by the Ordinance.
  • Employees that earn $50,000 per year (salary) or $26 per hour (hourly) or less including temp workers on assignment for 420 hours within an 18-month period.

If your business is covered by this ordinance, click here for more information including Frequently Asked Questions, Fair Workweek Ordinance, Fair Workweek Rules and COVID-19 Pandemic Rule.

Minimum Wage

Chicago’s minimum wage goes up every July 1, and is dependent on the number of employees at a business. See the notice below for more information.

Paid Sick Leave

The Paid Sick Leave ordinance mandates that all Chicago businesses provide paid sick leave to employees. Any employee who works at least 80 hours for an employer in Chicago within any 120-day period is covered by the ordinance and is eligible for paid sick leave. Employees begin to accrue paid sick leave on the first calendar day after they begin their employment. For every 40 hours worked, employees accrue one hour of paid sick leave. See the notice below for more information.

This notice should be displayed at the place of employment (11X17) and to be provided with first paychecks (8.5X11).

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